An Explanation of Fees
For all private referrals:
The standard initial and follow up consultation fees charged by our rooms for private patients are in line with the Australian Medical Association recommended fee schedule. This means that there will be a ‘gap’ between our surgical fee and what is covered by Medicare and your health insurance fund.
If there is any problem with this, it is important that you ask about this gap. My secretary is fully informed with charges and rebates and will be able to help you navigate through what can be a complex process.
For Public referrals:
Bulk billing is accepted in our practice.
If you are an overseas patient from a country where there is no Reciprocal Health Care Agreement with Australia, you will not be eligible for Medicare and you will be responsible for payment of all fees and services. Non-Medicare patients are billed for inpatient and outpatient services regardless if they choose public or private admission.
Please note that I am a no-gap provider for all surgical procedures.
At the time of your consultation, you will be advised about the item numbers for your procedure(s) to be discussed with your health fund.
OTHER POSSIBLE DISBURSEMENTS
There may be other charges involved in your care depending on which course of action you choose. You need to also check with your health fund to see what is covered for additional areas of service. Potential areas of cover are:
- Surgical Assistants
- Implants or Prosthesis (if required).
- Anaesthetics (please note that our practice anaesthetist is a no-gap provider).
- Tests (Radiology, Pathology)
- Post-Operative Care